This exhibition uncovers true stories about Nine Elms residents, reflecting on the working class experiences from 1960s – 1980s.
This exhibition uncovers true stories about Nine Elms residents, reflecting on the working class experiences from the 1960s til the 1980s. Bringing together human stories and heritage material, this exhibition is a fascinating insight into people’s home and work lives.
The exhibition showcases unique stories from local residents such as muralist Brian Barnes, comedian Jeanne Rathbone, Dennis one of the oldest flower sellers in New Covent Garden Market and Rita who fondly remembers working at Battersea Power Station.
Featuring six short documentaries about local life, exclusive images of Battersea Power Station (1980s) and artefacts from Wandsworth Museum.
The exhibition celebrates the culmination of a 14 month project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund which aims to encourage young people to get involved in local heritage. Chocolate Films has worked closely with 20 young people aged 15 – 25 to curate the exhibition, build the project website, research and produce a new series of short films about Nine Elms residents. The exhibition will also be the launch of a new website which will continue to collect and showcase peoples’ memories from the area.
We welcome visitors to celebrate the launch of the exhibition at the opening on Saturday 20th February 5.30 -8.00pm for drinks and nibbles. The exhibition will be open to the public to look around on Sunday 22nd – Sunday 28th February from 11- 4pm.
This project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Wandsworth Arts, the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, Wandsworth Museum, BAC and RCA.